Student Overview

Kent State students often say that the university gives them sense of belonging, a feeling that they fit. No matter their gender, race or ethnicity, there’s a place for everyone to find their purpose and thrive. Our strong academic programs and nationally recognized faculty help set Kent State apart and make the choice to enroll here an easy one.

  • Scholarships
    93% of freshmen received financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans or employment
  • Plane Circling Globe
    200+ education abroad programs in more than 60 countries
  • Student Clubs and Organizations
    400+ student organizations

Our students are comprised of individuals from across the globe. They will find that they belong here among their peers, learning from the best faculty possible.

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  • 37,000+ enrolled in 8-campus system
    • Nearly 32,000 undergraduate students
    • More than 5,500 graduate students
    • 63% female students
    • 37% male students
    • 27,000+ Kent Campus undergraduate/graduate students
  • Ranked in 19th percentile for full-time graduate students.
  • 81% retention rates for first-time, full-time freshmen (Kent Campus).
  • More than 9,000 degrees awarded in 2019.
  • 4.7% International students from more than 98 countries
  • 14.5% Kent State undergraduate minority students:
    • 7.5% African-American
    • 3.5% Hispanic/Latino
    • 3.3% Multiracial
    • 0.14% Native American or Alaskan Native
  • Additional ethnicity/race data:
    • 1.9% Asian
    • 0.07% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • 3.2% Not reported

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  • Students studying
    23.23 Average ACT score of 2019's freshman class.
  • Mean high school cumulative GPA for 2019's freshman class is 3.45.
  • 93% of freshmen received financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans or employment.
  • $58+ million in scholarships offered to incoming freshmen in 2016-2017.
  • $61+ million in scholarships offered to incoming freshmen in 2018-2019.
  • 16% New Freshman with Exploratory majors.

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Academics

Student Ratios

Top Majors

  • Undergraduate TOP MAJORS

    • Exploratory

    • Nursing

    • Psychology

    • Business management

    • Fashion merchandising

    • Criminology and justice studies

    • Biological sciences

    • Communication studies

    • Early childhood education

    • Computer science

  • GRADUATE TOP MAJORS

    • Nursing

    • Library and information science

    • Podiatric medicine

    • Public health

    • Music education

    • Digital sciences

    • Information architecture and knowledge management

    • Business management

    • Clinical mental health counseling

    • Computer science

Learn more about programs and degrees at Kent State

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